African American Studies

University of Mississippi

Faculty

PATRICK ALEXANDER
Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies
Ph.D, English, Duke University
African American and 19th century
American literature
Office: 315 Longstreet
Telephone: 915-7439  |  pealexan@olemiss.edu

DERRICK HARRIELL
Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies
Ph.D, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Poetry and African American literature
Office: C128 Bondurant
Telephone: 915-7439  |  harriell@olemiss.edu

KIRK JOHNSON
Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies
Ph.D, Sociology, University of Illinois
African American News
Office: 315 Longstreet & 116 Leavell Hall
Telephone: 915-6505  |  kjohnson@olemiss.edu

MARVIN KING
Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies
Ph.D, Political Science University of North Texas
BA, Government, University of Texas
African American Politics, Interest Groups, and Political Parties
Office: 325 Deupree
Telephone: 915-5408  |  marvin@olemiss.edu

CHARLES K. ROSS
Director, African American Studies Program
Professor of African American Studies and History
Ph.D., Ohio State University
African American, U.S. 20th century, Sports
Office: 309 Longstreet Hall
Telephone: 915-5978  |  cross@olemiss.edu

SHENNETTE GARRETT-SCOTT
Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
20th century U.S., Women’s, Southern, Capitalism Studies
Office: 304 Longstreet Hall
Telephone: 915-2685  |  smgscott@olemiss.edu

ETHEL YOUNG-SCURLOCK
Associate Professor of English and African American Studies
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
African American literature
Office: 208 Bondurant W
Telephone: 915-7688  |  eyoungmi@olemiss.edu

 

AFFILIATED FACULTY

ADETAYO ALABI
Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan
Postcolonial Studies (African, African American and Caribbean)
Autobiographical genre in comparative Black Studies
Office: C216 Boundurant
Telephone: 915-6948  |  aalabi@olemiss.edu

BETTY CROUTHER
Associate Professor of Art
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
Nineteenth and twentieth century American art / Black American Art
Office: 263 Meek Hall
Telephone: 915-7647  |  arpate@olemiss.edu

GEORGE WORLASI KWASI DOR
Barksdale Associate Professor of Music and Ethnomusicology
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Sub-Saharan African music, African music theory
Office: 236 Music Building
Telephone: 915-7269  |  gwkdor1@olemiss.edu

CHARLES W. EAGLES
Professor of History
Ph.D., University of North Carolina
20th Century U.S., Civil Rights and Southern History
Office: 321 Bishop
Telephone: 915-7733  |  eagles@olemiss.edu

ADAM GUSSOW
Associate Professor of English and Southern Studies
Ph.D., Princeton University
African American literature, Southern literature, Blues and Jazz literary and Cultural Studies
Office: C213 Boundurant
Telephone: 915-7333  |  agussow@olemiss.edu

ZACHARY KAGAN GUTHRIE
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D, Princeton University
Labor and Development Studies, Modern Mozambique
Bishop Hall 309A
Telephone: 662-915-3314  |  zkguthri@olemiss.edu

JEFF JACKSON
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of Texas
Race/ethnicity, Development and Globalization
Office: 205 Leavell
Telephone: 915-5230  |  jacksonj@olemiss.edu

PAUL J. POLGAR
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center
Slavery and Emancipation 18th- and 19th-century America
Office: Bishop Hall 319
Telephone: 662-915-2622  |  pjpolgar@olemiss.edu

DOUGLAS R. RICE 
Assistant Professor of Political Science
American Politics
Office: 228 Deupree Hall
Telephone: 662-915-2667 | drrice@olemiss.edu

MOHAMMAD BASHIR SALAU
Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., York University, Canada
Sub Saharan Africa
Office: 328B Bishop
Telephone: 915-5751  |  bashir@olemiss.edu

JODI SKIPPER
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Southern Studies
Ph.D., Texas
African Diaspora, Historic Archaeology, Heritage Tourism, and Museum Studies
Office: Leavell 311
Telephone: 915-3468  |  jskippe1@olemiss.edu

ANN TWITTY
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., Princeton University
American Slavery
Office: 303 Bishop
Telephone: 915-5360  |  atwitty@olemiss.edu

 

EMERITUS FACULTY

JAMES F. PAYNE
Emeritus Associate Professor of African American Studies and History
Ph.D., University of California-Irvine
African-American, U.S. 20th century, Black Education
jfpayne@olemiss.edu

DAVID WARREN STEEL
Emeritus Professor of Music and Southern Studies
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Music history, Organ
mudws@olemiss.edu